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GCL-Poly Energy sees increased 1Q14 polysilicon output

May 19, 14:21

China-based maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings produced 16,022 tonnes of polysilicon in the first quarter of 2014, increasing 7.5% on quarter and 85.2% on year, according to the compan...

TBEA SunOasis set to overtake First Solar as largest solar EPC company in 2014, says IHS

May 19, 12:50

US-based First Solar delivered on expectations in 2013 to become the leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company in the global photovoltaic (PV) industry, even...

Taiwan polysilicon maker Powertec receives government funding

May 16, 11:37

Taiwan-based polysilicon maker Powertec Energy has obtained equity investment of NT$700 million (US$23.2 million) from Taiwan's National Development Fund through private placement,...

After 5-year absence, Sharp Solar returns as number 1 PV module supplier in 1Q14, says Solarbuzz

May 15, 14:07

Sharp Solar returned to the top of the solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipment rankings during the first quarter of 2014, after a five year absence, according to Solarbuzz.

China polysilicon maker Daqo New Energy to expand capacity

May 15, 12:08

China-based polysilicon maker Daqo New Energy has almost doubled its annual production capacity from 6,200 tonnes to 12,000 tonnes in an expansion project totaling US$22 million,...

Taiwan solar-grade wafer makers uninterested in producing monocrystalline models

May 14, 15:31

While Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have been generally shifting to, or increasing production of, monocrystalline solar cells to meet growing demand, Taiwan-based...

Gigastorage sees operating profit, SAS suffers loss in 1Q14

May 14, 12:28

Solar wafer maker Gigastorage generated gross margin of 13.99% and net operating profit of NT$260 million (US$8.6 million) for the first quarter, while fellow maker Sino-American...

PV silver paste in short supply, says Giga Solar Materials chairman

May 13, 20:27

PV silver conductive paste is currently in short supply due to a shortage of silver powder. The shortage will continue until July-August 2014, chairman Chen Chi-jen of Taiwan-based...

Giga Solar chairman Chen Chi-jen

China polysilicon makers disappointed by government anti-dumping tariffs

May 13, 14:11

Most of China-based polysilicon makers are disappointed with the punitive tariff rates their government is going to impose on polysilicon imports from the US, South Korea and Europe,...

Gintech, GET plan to merge subsidiaries

May 13, 11:15

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech Energy plans to merge with PV module maker Apollo Solar Energy, a subsidiary solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), while GET plans...

Green Energy Technology 1Q14 net loss shrinks over 80% sequentially

May 12, 21:45

Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) suffered a net loss of NT$131 million (US$4.3 million) for the first quarter, an improvement...

Some Taiwan solar wafer makers mulling merger with China firms

May 9, 16:24

Major China-based solar wafer makers reportedly have contacted Taiwan-based fellow makers about the possibility of mergers. Taiwan-based makers, due to continued operating losses...

Global market share for monocrystalline solar cells may rise, say Taiwan makers

May 7, 15:18

Since the polycrystalline silicon solar cell sector has come to a bottleneck hiking energy conversion rates and cost is increasing, monocrystalline silicon solar cells seem to have...

Neo Solar, Gigastorage April revenues hit records

Stockwatch - May 7, 11:06

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers Neo Solar Power, Gintech Energy and Solartech Energy as well as solar wafer makers Gigastorage and Green Energy Technology (GET)...

China imposes anti-dumping, anti-subsidization tariffs on polysilicon imported from Europe

May 6, 14:50

China's Ministry of Commerce, based on its investigation of solar-grade polysilicon imported from member countries of the European Union, has decided to impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidization...

Gintech, Motech report profits for 1Q14

Stockwatch - May 6, 10:51

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Gintech Energy and Motech Industries have released first-quarter 2014 financial reports, recording net EPS of NT$0.60 and NT$0.35 respectively...

Over 120 large-scale solar farms approved for construction in UK, says Solarbuzz

May 2, 11:06

The UK is forecast to be the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in Europe in 2014, fuelled by the rapid growth in ground-mounted solar PV farms. More than 120 large-scale solar...

PV system installation in China may surge in 2H14, say Taiwan makers

Apr 30, 14:58

There is likely to be concentration of PV systems installed around China due to government-offered feed-in tariff subsidies in the second half of 2014, and consequently Taiwan-based...

PV systems installed in China in 2013 total 12.92GWp in capacity, says NEA

Apr 29, 18:31

PV systems installed in China in 2013 had a total power-generating capacity of 12.92GWp, consisting of 12.12GWp (95.81%) ground-mounted PV stations and 800MWp (6.19%) distributed...

GCL-Poly aims at solar wafer capacity of 11.5GWp in 2014, say reports

Apr 29, 16:08

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings aims to increase its annual production capacity for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers to 11.5GWp, according to China-based media reports.

China-based GCL-Poly Energy sets up subsidiary in Taiwan

Apr 29, 10:50

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the largest China-based maker of polysilicon and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, has established a subsidiary in Taiwan to strengthen cooperation...

Middle East and Africa solar PV demand to grow 50% in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Apr 25, 12:34

Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is set to grow 50% on year in 2014. Between 2014-2018, annual PV demand will nearly triple as the MEA region...

Taiwan monocrystalline solar cell makers under pressure to hike energy efficiency to obtain orders from Sharp

Apr 25, 11:16

Japan-based PV vendor Sharp plans to hike the required energy conversion rates for P-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells its procures over the next 3-6 months, putting pressure...

Giga Solar to deal out 2013 dividend per share of NT$8.00

Stockwatch - Apr 24, 11:18

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has decided to distribute a dividend per share of NT$8 (US$0.264) - NT$6 in cash and NT$2 in stock - for 2013, with the cash dividend...

Yingli Green Energy expects to turn profitable in 2Q14

Apr 23, 19:51

Yingli Green Energy Holding, a leading China-based PV module maker and PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor, expects operations to swing from continual...

Taiwan market: China solar-grade wafer makers competing with local makers

Apr 22, 21:41

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers have shifted to tap the Taiwan market where demand from crystalline silicon solar cell makers has remained strong, according...

US to dodge solar shortage in 2014 despite anti-dumping fines on China module suppliers, says IHS

Apr 22, 15:46

A long-running battle in the global photovoltaic (PV) market between the US and China over anti-dumping and subsidy charges could expand into higher solar costs, with wide-ranging...

EU to lower floor price for China-made PV modules

Apr 21, 11:10

The European Union (EU) has settled with the China government to downward adjust the floor price for PV modules imported from China from EUR0.56 (US$0.77)/W currently to EUR0.53/W...

Taiwan solar cell makers see surging orders from China

Apr 16, 20:17

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have received a significant increase in orders from first-tier China-based PV module makers and consequently ordered volumes have...

Taiwan PV firms suspend JV plan due to US antidumping probe

Apr 16, 11:07

Some Taiwan-based solar firms - a first-tier and three second-tier cell makers, and a material supplier - originally planned to form a joint-venture to manufacture PV modules to tap...

Yingli signs framework agreement with United PV for acquisition of 300MW solar plants

Apr 15, 15:01

Yingli Green Energy has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (Yingli China), has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited (United...

Taiwan PV module makers looking to orders from Japan vendors

Apr 15, 11:17

Japan-based PV vendors, including Sharp, Kyocera, Panasonic and Toshiba, are likely to return to the international market in 2016 and release OEM orders to Taiwan-based module makers,...

Some China polysilicon makers poised to expand capacities

Apr 14, 14:34

Viewing that polysilicon spot market prices in the China market rose to US$25/kg in the first quarter of 2014, some China-based makers are preparing to expand production capacities...

Tatung to set up 3MWp PV systems in northern Taiwan

Apr 9, 11:51

Tatung, a Taiwan-based own-brand machinery and consumer electronics maker, has extended business operation to PV-ESCO (photovoltaic-energy service company) and signed with New Taipei...

SAS hits record revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 14:40

Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) brought in consolidated revenues of NT$2.332 billion (US$76.8 million) for March, hitting...

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